History Recap / TintinTheCastafioreEmerald

10th Dec '17 1:53:09 PM LB7979
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* GagNose: Temporary; Captain Haddock gets stung in his nose by a wasp, after which his nose swells to big proportions and gets dark red. And to top it off Bianca Castafiore then covers Haddock's swollen red nose with red rose petals, so it looks even more ridiculous.
9th Dec '17 12:04:39 PM LB7979
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* {{Fingore}}: Downplayed. Haddock's finger is bitten by the parrot and apparently is injured enough to be bandaged, but he doesn't lose the finger and it is well in the end.
9th Dec '17 11:50:19 AM LB7979
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The tale begins with Captain Haddock encountering a camp of [[UsefulNotes/Romani Roma]] setting up in a dump just downwind from Marlinspike Hall. Captain Haddock then generously lets them camp out on his own property, close to his house. This minor event is followed by the news that Bianca Castafiore, Italian opera diva and AbhorrentAdmirer to Haddock, has decided to spend her vacation in the Hall. The Captain decides it's time to leave the hall for a vacation of his own. In his haste to leave, Haddock steps on a damaged staircase and sprains his ankle, ensuring that he is not going anywhere.

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The tale begins with Captain Haddock encountering a camp of [[UsefulNotes/Romani [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Roma]] setting up in a dump just downwind from Marlinspike Hall. Captain Haddock then generously lets them camp out on his own property, close to his house. This minor event is followed by the news that Bianca Castafiore, Italian opera diva and AbhorrentAdmirer to Haddock, has decided to spend her vacation in the Hall. The Captain decides it's time to leave the hall for a vacation of his own. In his haste to leave, Haddock steps on a damaged staircase and sprains his ankle, ensuring that he is not going anywhere.


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** Bianca Castafiore is absolutely horrified and has a fit when a tabloid publishes some pretty random looking picture of her and the parrot, but she doesn't care that the tabloids wrongly published that she and Haddock were going to marry.


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* RunningGag:
** People (especially Haddock and Nestor) frequently trip over a broken step of the stairs, and Haddock is frantically trying to get the stairs repaired throughout the story.
** Characters are often connected to wrong numbers when using the phone, which leads to them ranting over the phone to someone else than they think they're talking to.
** The parrot talks when Haddock is on the phone, which leads to Haddock cursing the parrot, which is then taken by the person at the other end of the phone line as Haddock swearing at ''them''. This happens a few times.
9th Dec '17 11:35:57 AM LB7979
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The tale begins with Captain Haddock encountering a camp of {{Roma}} setting up in a dump just downwind from Marlinspike Hall. Captain Haddock then generously lets them camp out closer to his house. This minor event is followed by the news that Bianca Castafiore, Italian opera diva and AbhorrentAdmirer to Haddock, has decided to spend her vacation in the Hall. The Captain decides its time to leave the hall for a vacation of his own. In his haste to leave, Haddock steps on a damaged staircase and sprains his ankle, ensuring that he is not going anywhere.

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The tale begins with Captain Haddock encountering a camp of {{Roma}} [[UsefulNotes/Romani Roma]] setting up in a dump just downwind from Marlinspike Hall. Captain Haddock then generously lets them camp out closer on his own property, close to his house. This minor event is followed by the news that Bianca Castafiore, Italian opera diva and AbhorrentAdmirer to Haddock, has decided to spend her vacation in the Hall. The Captain decides its it's time to leave the hall for a vacation of his own. In his haste to leave, Haddock steps on a damaged staircase and sprains his ankle, ensuring that he is not going anywhere.



** "Thief!" -- The magpie, who stole the emerald, to Tintin when the latter takes back the emerald.



* NoAntagonist: Though everyone assumes there is until the end.

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* NoAntagonist: Though There is no main antagonist--although everyone assumes there is until the end.end (mainly, suspecting the gypsies).



* UsefulNotes/{{Roma|ni}}: A camp of Gypsies settles up in a dump, just downwind from Marlinspike Hall. Captain Haddock then generously lets them camp out closer to his house, to the objection of his butler Nestor. Things soon go missing from the manor, which leads to everyone looking at the gypsies suspiciously. [[spoiler: Turns out a magpie did it.]]
* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler:The jewel thief was a bird. Every single prior clue and lead-in was a RedHerring.]]

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* UsefulNotes/{{Roma|ni}}: A camp of Gypsies settles up in a dump, just downwind from Marlinspike Hall. Captain Haddock then generously lets them camp out closer to his house, to the objection of his butler Nestor. Things soon go missing from the manor, which leads to everyone looking at the gypsies suspiciously. [[spoiler: Turns out a magpie did it.]]
* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler:The jewel thief was a bird.magpie. Every single prior clue and lead-in was a RedHerring.]]



* TabloidMelodrama: Paris-Flash's cover promises the wedding of Castafiore to Captain Haddock (who can't stand her voice), and she tells him not to take it too seriously, as she's been linked to hundreds of other men in the past. She later gets upset about the Tempo di Roma's unauthorized expose on "La diva ed il pappagallo" (The diva and the parrot).
* TalkingAnimal: The parrot. Snowy even says [[HypocriticalHumour he can't stand animals who talk]].

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* TabloidMelodrama: Paris-Flash's cover promises the wedding of Castafiore to Captain Haddock (who can't stand her voice), her), and she tells him not to take it too seriously, as she's been linked to hundreds of other men in the past. She later gets upset about the Tempo di Roma's unauthorized expose on "La diva ed il pappagallo" (The diva and the parrot).
* TalkingAnimal: The parrot.parrot talks, sings and shouts, much to the chagrin of Captain Haddock. Snowy even says [[HypocriticalHumour he can't stand animals who talk]].
7th Aug '17 12:34:55 PM fruitstripegum
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* FairPlayWhodunnit: The book subverts this trope, as pretty much all the clues pointing towards the identity of the thief turn out to be false, put there just to mislead the reader.



* FairPlayWhodunnit: The book subverts this trope, as pretty much all the clues pointing towards the identity of the thief turn out to be false, put there just to mislead the reader.
25th Jul '17 8:54:23 AM fruitstripegum
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* CrookedContractor: Criminally Lazy variation. Mr. Bolt takes several weeks to get around to fixing Captain Haddock's broken step, which causes one serious accident and several minor ones. Bolt isn't motivated by financial needs, but by sheer apathy. He can't be too busy because finds time to join his friends in the drunken marching band.

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* CrookedContractor: Criminally Lazy variation. Mr. Bolt takes several weeks to get around to fixing Captain Haddock's broken step, which causes one serious accident and several minor ones. Bolt isn't motivated by financial needs, but by sheer apathy. He can't be too busy because he finds time to join his friends in the drunken marching band.
3rd Jun '17 11:42:17 AM Redmess
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* HypocriticalHumor: "I can't stand animals who talk!" -- Snowy.

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* HypocriticalHumor: HypocriticalHumor:
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"I can't stand animals who talk!" -- Snowy.Snowy.
** Bianca Castafiore comes to Marlinspike Hall to escape the press, but throughout the story is eager to accept various interview opportunities.
15th Oct '16 8:23:42 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* CrookedContractor: Criminally Lazy variation. Mr. Bolt takes several weeks to get around to fixing Captain Haddock's broken step, which causes one serious accident and several minor ones. Bolt isn't motivated by financial needs, but by sheer apathy.

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* CrookedContractor: Criminally Lazy variation. Mr. Bolt takes several weeks to get around to fixing Captain Haddock's broken step, which causes one serious accident and several minor ones. Bolt isn't motivated by financial needs, but by sheer apathy. He can't be too busy because finds time to join his friends in the drunken marching band.



* ThievingMagpie: Tintin has a EurekaMoment when he hears that Castafiore, still missing her emerald, will be performing in ''La Gazza Ladra'' (Thieving Magpie). [[spoiler:In said opera by Rossini, the charges of theft against a servant girl are resolved when they discover a magpie was the actual culprit. Sure enough, Tintin finds the emerald in a magpie's nest.]]

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* ThievingMagpie: Tintin has a EurekaMoment when he hears that Castafiore, still missing her emerald, will be performing in ''La Gazza Ladra'' (Thieving Magpie). [[spoiler:In said opera by Rossini, the charges of theft against a servant girl are resolved when they discover a magpie was the actual culprit. Sure enough, Tintin finds the emerald in a magpie's nest.]]
4th Feb '16 5:09:14 AM Menshevik
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* ThievingMagpie: Tintin has a EurekaMoment when he hears that Castafiore, still missing her emerald, will be performing in ''La Gazza Ladra'' (Thieving Magpie). [[spoiler:In said opera by Rossini, the charges of theft against a servant girl are resolved when they discover a magpie stole it. Sure enough, Tintin finds the emerald in a magpie's nest.]]

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* ThievingMagpie: Tintin has a EurekaMoment when he hears that Castafiore, still missing her emerald, will be performing in ''La Gazza Ladra'' (Thieving Magpie). [[spoiler:In said opera by Rossini, the charges of theft against a servant girl are resolved when they discover a magpie stole it.was the actual culprit. Sure enough, Tintin finds the emerald in a magpie's nest.]]
4th Feb '16 5:06:10 AM Menshevik
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* ContinuityNod: When talking about her treatment by the media, Bianca Castafiore mentions in passing that the press has linked her romantically to the [[Recap/TintinTheRedSeaSharks Marquis de Gorgonzola]] and to Bordurian secret police chief [[Recap/TintinTheCalculusAffair Colonel Sponsz]] in the past.



* ShoutOut: Biance Castafiore mentions in passing that the gossip press has linked her romantically to the [[ComicBook/JoZetteAndJocko Maharajah of Gopal]] in the past.

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* ShoutOut: Biance Bianca Castafiore mentions in passing that the gossip press has linked her romantically to the [[ComicBook/JoZetteAndJocko Maharajah of Gopal]] in the past.
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